Following a number of challenging years with Covid-19, people are now very aware of their health and the importance of senior health, especially in the winter and spring when viruses are on the rise. But outside of eating healthily, there is a lot of confusion as to the best way to stay healthy in 2023. We have put together our top tips for health for seniors for the year ahead.
Often overlooked, Hearing Health can be something that can quickly alter the quality of ones daily life. Taking care of your hearing health should be a top priority and speak to your doctor and care team about ensuring you have the right treatments, equipment and care paths to suit your hearing needs.
You don’t need to be running marathons, and even a walk can be too much for some. Exercise can often be quite intimidating, especially for those who are struggling with their mobility.
Speak to your local authorities, councils and gyms to see if there are age and mobility appropriate classes to suit you. Seated yoga and senior friendly exercise classes are increasingly common and you would be surprised how these classes help protect your mobility, and put a smile on your face at the same time! Even better, you will meet some new friends who will likely share similar experiences as you along the way.
A crossword, colouring, sudoku, word search or a puzzle is a great way to help your brain stay healthy and agile in later life. Head to your local newsagents for a puzzle book or speak to your care team about finding some fun puzzles for you to enjoy each day.
Lonliness can be a debilitating factor of someones health, both physically and mentally. Speak to your local authorities, councils or contact age uk to see if they can help you find coffee mornings and clubs suitable for you. Lot’s of local community centres and churches offer fantastic groups for you to join and have a great chat with like-minded people.
Whether it is sitting in the garden, going for a stroll or simply opening the window, fresh air can really help stimulate your senses and lift your mood. Try, even in the winter, to ensure you are getting even just a few minutes of fresh air each day.
THE AURA WAY
At Aura Care Living, we have a highly trained team who can assist with those needing additional help in later life. Our activities and lifestyle teams create engaging activities to suit everyones hobbies, passions and health levels, and incorporate seated exercise, brain friendly activities and outdoor activities to keep you socially stimulated and happy year round. If you are unsure as to what care may be appropriate, chat to us now or give us a call on 01285 842 042 for Cirencester or 01276 581 051 for Camberley.